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Very Nice BBCFour documentary (2008) about Malinese photographer Malick Sidibé by Cosima Spender.

Malick Sidibé, a big artist with his feet on the ground. He became a popular photographer, but always stayed modest, example: check his studio: 18 more words


Children's Right

The Child Protection mandate of each peacekeeping mission flows from the Security Council resolutions on Children in Armed Conflict and is determined by the most urgent child protection issues in the mission area as well as the overall mandate of the given mission. 589 more words


Free Aid Decimates Local African Businesses

How to travel totally stress free… and help your host country in the process.

Here is a typical problem of free aid…..local businesses are bankrupted because AID projects come in and offer the same products for free. 1,029 more words


Kids need time to Play

It’s nearly the end of September and school is about to start in the Malian school system. I think in part to honour the need for kids to support agricultural activities during the rainy planting, growing and harvesting seasons, the school year starts later than it does in some other countries. 394 more words

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Humanitarian Work Is Really Changing Centuries Old Habits

We humanitarians, NGO’s and even mission workers often forget something very critical. Habits, attitudes, and traditional patterns of thinking and behavior must change.

That “amazing technology”, that amazing “idea” to, “Help those poor people over there”, is not the main thing.

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Better not Perfect

I am learning a lot at my job. It’s one of the reasons I keep on keeping on – the continual learning process. We all know how hard it is to feel confident that we are in anyway doing a good job but I feel like I am able to recognize a few things that while I am not doing them perfectly I am doing them better than I have before. 368 more words

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Victor Hugo lives on

Victor Hugo is a French author and poet famous for The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. He wrote stories that are considered some of the greatest romances of all time. 203 more words

Thoughts On Mali